And the first date ideas to avoid The dating game has been a victim of our thirst for convenience over the past few years. So where should a first date be and what should you do? Best to avoid the more try-hard coffee shops with a smoothie maker permanently jackhammering in the background and baristas whooping at and high-fiving each other. Pubs are good because they have booze, which, for some, is an essential part of the dating process thanks to either nerves or lack of personality.
14 fun first date ideas that are anything but basic
20 Perfect Summer Date Ideas - Creative and Fun Outdoor Dates
Date numero uno is all about the conversation and bonding: sometimes it's a make-it-or-break-it evening. But if all the restaurant reservations and silence-filled movie hours of your typical date just ramp up your anxiety, get inspired to think outside the box with a host of other creative options that will set a more inviting mood. Take it from those of us who consider meal-prepping a second job. Put on your workout clothes and head to the park for some fresh air and relaxation.
40 Irresistible First Date Ideas
The best first dates are immersive, allowing you to open up and get to know each other in a fun setting. The trouble is, freezing temps in the Northeast, at least mean otherwise great ideas—such as grabbing a coffee and strolling through a park—might be impractical. Instead, try one of these creative winter first date ideas that'll ensure you have a good time, even if your plus one is a dud.